Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark

16 Jun — 17 Jul 2016

Wharf 1 Theatre

Event closed. Returning in 2018! More info.

Sydney Theatre Company presents
By The Listies

An hour-long comedy bomb of Shakespeare plus ninjas. And zombies.

The Listies are the maestros of children’s theatre. Their tremendous storytelling, comedic genius and infectious imaginations make kids all over the world fall in love with theatre while howling with laughter. 

Now, they have created a new, very cheeky, interactive version of Hamlet for children. This comic adventure shatters the fourth wall and glues it back together with turbo-charged story-telling and silliness.

Hamlet is full of thrilling things that kids love in a good story: ghosts, castles, sword fights, fake blood and spooky stuff. Enter super-sonic gags, expertly timed stage trickery and special effects unlike anything kids have seen before and you have a very cleverly disguised Shakespearean tragedy for everyone aged five and over. 

And that’s not all… expect bonus pillow fights, pirates, ninjas, ninja pirates, aliens, ninja pirate aliens, zombies and a bunch of other hilarious stuff as The Listies take kids and their adults on a fun-filled hour of mayhem that mischievously celebrates the excitement and unpredictable nature of live theatre.  

The only thing we can be sure of is that everyone dies at the end – including the audience! 

“Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun. The Listies occupy a dimension all of their own.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Recommended for ages 5+

Duration: 1hr (no interval)


Pricing information

Season Ticket prices
Pick six or more plays to create a personalised Season Ticket package. More info.

All tickets $30
Previews $22

Single Ticket prices
A Reserve $35
B Reserve $30 
Previews $25

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: $0
Single tickets: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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